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Alex Baskin Papers

 Collection
Identifier: UP000091
The materials in this collection reflect a wide variety of subjects that Dr. Baskin researched and mostly pertain to various social movements of the late 20th century. Included are posters and flyers related to Marxism, the anti-war movement, the women’s movement, Jewish issues, the labor movement, foreign policy under the Reagan Administration, and much more. The collection also contains various essays, some written by Dr. Baskin, as well as newspaper clippings and newsletters related to his interests.

Important Subjects: Vietnam War, 1961-1975—Protest Movements Women’s rights—United States—1950-2000 Anti-nuclear movement Anti-racism—United States Labor movement—United States Presidential Elections—United States--1980-1990 Marxism United States Foreign Policy United Farm Workers United Auto Workers Sacco and Vanzetti Trial, Dedham, Mass., 1921 AFL-CIO Eastern Farm Workers Association Industrial Workers of the World Pacifica Foundation War on drugs Important Names: Sinclair, Upton, 1878-1968 Debs, Eugene V. (Eugene Victor), 1855-1926 Baraka, Amiri, 1934- Silkwood, Karen, 1946-1974 Newton, Huey P. Jackson, Jesse, 1941- Reagan, Ronald Carter, Jimmy, 1924- Davis, Angela, 1944-

Dates

  • 1965 - 1994
  • Majority of material found within 1969 - 1984

Creator

Language of Materials

Majority of material is English with some flyers in Spanish, French, and Arabic.

Access

Collection is open for research.

Use

Refer to the Walter P. Reuther Library Rules for Use of Archival Materials. Refer to the Walter P. Reuther Library Rules for Use of Archival Materials. Restrictions: Researchers may encounter records of a sensitive nature – personnel files, case records and those involving investigations, legal and other private matters. Privacy laws and restrictions imposed by the Library prohibit the use of names and other personal information which might identify an individual, except with written permission from the Director and/or the donor.

Extent

3.25 Linear Feet (3 SB, 1 MB)

Abstract

Dr. Alex Baskin was a professor at State University of New York at Stony Brook; among his mainresearch interests were social history of the late 20th century, especially with regard to the 1960s and 1980s. Dr. Baskin also attended Wayne State University during the 1960s where he studied various left-wing social movements. Among his published works include The Woman Rebel and The Masses.

The materials in this collection reflect a wide variety of subjects that Dr. Baskin researched and mostly pertain to various social movements of the late 20th century. Included are posters and flyers related to Marxism, the anti-war movement, the women’s movement, Jewish issues, the labor movement, foreign policy under the Reagan Administration, and much more. The collection also contains various essays, some written by Dr. Baskin, as well as newspaper clippings and newsletters related to his interests.

History

Dr. Alex Baskin is a professor at State University of New York at Stony Brook; among his main research interests is social history of the late 20th century, especially with regard to the 1960s and 1980s. Dr. Baskin also attended Wayne State University during the 1960s where he studied various left-wing social movements. Among his published works include The Woman Rebel and The Masses.

Arrangement

Folders are listed by their location within each box. They are not necessarily arranged, so any given subject may be dispersed throughout the entire collection.

Acquisition

Material acquired from Alex Baskin during the mid 1990s.

Related Materials

Detroit Coalition to End War Now! Records, Organization of Solidarity with Central America Records, Detroit Feminist Women’s Health Records, Jewish Federation of Metropolitan Detroit Records

Processing History

Processed and finding aid written by William Dawson on November 7, 2012.

Creator

Title
Guide to the Alex Baskin Papers
Status
completed
Author
Processed by William Dawson.
Date
2012-11-07
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
English

Repository Details

Part of the Walter P. Reuther Library Repository

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